Amtrak_Maple_Leaf_202337 - MAPLE LEAF SM Welcome aboard...

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New York Syracuse Rochester Buffalo Niagara Falls Toronto MAPLE LEAF SM Welcome aboard Amtrak’s Maple Leaf . SM This route links New York City with Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Toronto. The Maple Leaf is the successor to two famous trains that operated between these points. Its namesake comes from a New York to Toronto overnight train that operated over the rail lines of the Lehigh Valley Railroad. Today’s train largely follows the route and daytime schedule of the Empire State Express, SM a premier New York Central Railroad train between New York City and Buffalo inaugurated in 1891. The publicity conscious New York Central went to great lengths to promote the Express , featuring it in an 1896 film that was the first movie to depict a train. When the was refurbished with new equipment in 1941, the New York Central decided to inaugurate it on December 7, anticipating that no other newsworthy event would occur on a Sunday. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, however, thwarted those plans. This train service is financed in part through funds made available by the New York State Department of Transportation. Please sit back and read more about some of the fascinating places waiting for you. This guide is written from south to north. Note that all AMTRAK ® STATIONS are in capital letters to set them apart from towns and regions through which the travels but makes no stops. Use this guide along with an Amtrak ® timetable to determine station times. NEW YORK CITY More than 350 years ago, the city of New York grew from the southernmost part of the island of Manhattan. Now known as Lower Manhattan, this is the civic and financial heart of the city. Where Dutch explorers once built forts and settlements now stands the New York Stock Exchange and the Brooklyn Bridge. The Big Apple is a place unlike any other. From the lights of Broadway to the heights of Wall Street and the breathtaking Statue of Liberty to the stately Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York is loaded with attractions. You’ll want to concentrate on visiting Manhattan simply because it offers the most to see: Greenwich Village, Times Square, the United Nations, the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Fifth Avenue shops and Central Park. No matter where you go or what time you go out, you’ll find New York is truly “a city that never sleeps.” Harlem River Leaving Penn Station you’ll pass under the George Washington Bridge, which connects New Jersey with Manhattan. Before passing under the bridge and into the rock cut, look to the left and see the lighthouse that sits under the bridge. The bridge and lighthouse are the subjects of the well-known children’s book, The Little Red Lighthouse and The Great Gray Bridge , by Hildgarde Swift and Lynd Ward. As you head away from New York City, you’ll cross the Harlem River at a spot called Spuyten Duyvil.
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